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Melanie Grant, whose clients include Georgia Fowler and Victoria Beckham, noted that if you want to boost the power of your skincare products, facial massage is a great way to do that.
"In terms of specific benefits, facial massage encourages circulation of the lymphatic system, stimulates blood flow and improves overall skin texture," Grant explained.
“Synergistically, these factors work in harmony to brighten and firm skin while draining and moving any fluid around. The overall objective with facial massage is to lift skin and amplify the potency of your products, while reducing any excess fluid or puffiness and promoting collagen production.”
What’s involved in a traditional facial massage?
In traditional Chinese medicine, facial massage involves the use of a gua sha tool, which is an angled stone, usually made out of crystal, bone or horn. The shape and texture of the tool work to scrape the skin of the face to re-invigorate blood flow and re-direct energy, which is supposed to help result in a ‘natural facelift’.